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Alan Smith

Arsenal FC

13 appearances, 2 goals

P 13 W 7 D 4 L 2 F 18: A 9
*(actual F x: A x)
69% successful

1988-92

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
784

Profile

Full name Alan Martin Smith (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 21 November 1962 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire [registered in Bromsgrove, December 1962].
Height/Weight x' x½", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1988-89;
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 1010th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 641, 16 November 1988, Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, a friendly match at King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh, aged 25 years 361 days.
Last match No. 688, 17 June 1992, Sweden 2 England 1, a European Championship Finals group match at Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, substitute (61), aged 29 years 209 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990 (provisional); European Championship Finals 1992;
Team honours England Challenge Cup winners 1991;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Alan Smith - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
18+ 13 7 7 6 1 798 2 392 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Alan Smith - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 3 1 1 9 4 +5 1 2 1.80 0.80 70.0 +2
Away 7 4 2 1 9 5 +4 0 3 1.286 0.714 71.4 +3
Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 13 7 4 2 18 9 +9 2 6 1.385 0.692 69.2 +5

 

Alan Smith - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 9 5 2 2 12 5 +7 2 5 1.333 0.556 66.7 +3
Red 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
Sky blue 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 13 7 4 2 18 9 +9 2 6 1.385 0.692 69.2 +5

 

Alan Smith - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2

ECP

3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 0 2 1.00 0.333 83.3 +2
ECF 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
European Championship 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 1 3 0.80 0.60 60.0 +1
Minor Tournament 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
Friendly 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
All 13 7 4 2 18 9 +9 2 6 1.385 0.692 69.2 +5

 

Alan Smith - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1988-90 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
WCP All 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 0 2 1.00 0.333 83.3 +2
ECP All 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 0 2 1.00 0.333 83.3 +2
European Championship Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1992 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
ECF All 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1 1 0.50 1.00 25.0 -1
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1990-92 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 1 3 0.80 0.60 60.0 +1
EC All 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 1 3 0.80 0.60 60.0 +1
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
England Challenge 1991 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
TC All 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
EC 5 2 2 1 4 3 +1 1 3 0.80 0.60 60.0 +1
TC 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All 9 5 3 1 14 6 +8 1 5 1.556 0.667 72.2 +4

 

Alan Smith - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 13 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 4 full capsx

Age 25
1 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr HD sub 68 ?
Age 26
2 642 8 February 1989 - Greece 1 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína Fr AW Start off 78 9
3 643 8 March 1989 - Albania 0 England 2, Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë WCP AW sub 77 ?
- 644 26 April 1989 - England 5 Albania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 16
4 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW sub 78 16
- 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD unused sub/
squad member ?
Age 27
1 b 24 April 1990 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Roker Park, Sunderland Fr HW Start 9
Bobby Robson summoned a preliminary World Cup squad of 26 to Burnham Beeches in May. On May 21, he announced his final squad of 22. The four players that missed the cut included Alan Smith.
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 9 full capsx

Age 28
2 b 11 December 1990 - Algeria A 0 England 0, Stade du 7th Juillet, Algiers Fr AD Start off 83 9
5 670 1 May 1991 - Turkey 0 England 1, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AW Start 9
6 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW Start 16 9
7 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 9
8 677 11 September 1991 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 9
9 678 16 October 1991 - England 1 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 21 9
10 679 13 November 1991 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Lecha, Poznań ECP AD sub ht 12
Age 29
3 b 24 March 1992 - Czechoslovakia 0 England 1, Stadion Na Streleckem Ostrove, Cesky Budejovice Fr AW Start off 83 9
4 b 28 April 1992 - CIS 1 England 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva Fr AD Start 5 9
11 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AW sub ht 16
- 684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
- 685 3 June 1992 - Finland 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW unused sub/
squad member ?
12 686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ECF ND Start 17
- 687 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ND unused sub
13 688 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AL sub 61

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